Departure Date: 09/04/2019
Arrive in Calgary and spend the rest of your day sightseeing in “The Heart of the New West” independently. Journey to Kananaskis where you will enjoy a spectacular Helicopter Tour over the remarkable landscape of the Rockies. Continue on to Banff to discover Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos. Don’t miss the chance to ride on the Banff Gondola for panoramic views of the Bow Valley.
Take time to explore Banff National Park and why not soak in the mineral pools at Upper Hot Springs, enjoy a nature walk on nearby mountain trails, visit Banff’s historic museums, cruise on Lake Minnewanka or play a round of golf at The Fairmont Banff Springs. View the natural wonders of Yoho National Park. Among the attractions are the Spiral Tunnels, Emerald Lake and a natural rock bridge spanning the Kicking Horse River. Enjoy time in Lake Louise, where local activities include canoeing, hiking in the mountains or simply relaxing and taking in the magnificent views.
Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Banff and Jasper national parks via the Icefields Parkway. Among the highlights are Bow Lake, the Columbia Icefield, Glacier Skywalk and Athabasca Falls. The Columbia Icefield is one of the largest accumulations of ice south of the Arctic Circle and one of the most accessible icefields in North America. Here you will ride on an Ice Explorer to the middle of the Athabasca Glacier.
Spend time in Jasper National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the Canadian Rockies’ largest national park. Enjoy a scenic tour of some of the park’s natural attractions and rugged peaks, and perhaps catch a glimpse of the wildlife that calls this region home. Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from Jasper in the Canadian Rockies to Kamloops, in the heart of the British Columbia Interior. As you journey west and south you will be surrounded by the dramatic scenery of the Continental Divide and by the river valleys of the Monashee and Cariboo Mountains. Highlights include Mount Robson, Pyramid Falls, the climb over Yellowhead Pass, and the journey along the North Thompson River as you approach Kamloops.
Your journey continues west towards the Pacific Ocean and the coastal city of Vancouver. You will experience the desert-like environment of the Interior, through winding river canyons and pristine forests, to the Coast and Cascade Mountains and the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley. Highlights include the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River and the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon. Your rail journey ends on arrival in Vancouver.
Price includes return flights from Dublin, 2 days onboard Rocky Mountaineer in SilverLeaf service, 12 nights hotel accommodation on Bed and Breakfast basis, Calgary to Banff tour including Banff Gondola, Panoramic Helicopter flightseeing tour of the Rockies, Bow river raft trip, Yoho Park Tour, Banff to Lake Louise tour, Icefields Parkway tour including Ice Explorer, Lake Louise to Jasper, Jasper highlights tour, Guided hiking in Jasper, Zodiac tour on Howe Sound or a guided cycling tour of Vancouver and luggage handling and National Park Pass. Must be booked by 31 August 2018. Depart on 9th April 2019.
Price is based on 2 adults sharing.
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